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Burak Bekdil is an Ankara-based columnist. He regularly writes for the Gatestone Institute and Defense News, and is a fellow at the Middle East Forum.

ARTICLES BY: Burak Bekdil


October 11, 2018 9:58 am
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Turkey’s Syrian Quagmire

At first glance, the plan looked viable: using the “Arab Spring” as a legitimate pretext, Turkey would convince Syrian President Bashar Assad to resign; the...

September 4, 2018 11:50 am
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The US-Turkey Diplomatic Crisis

The current Turkish-American diplomatic crisis is fundamentally different from other such crises in 1964 or 1975. Turkish public sentiment in the 1960s and 1970s was...

July 31, 2018 5:37 pm
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Turkey: New System, Same One-Man Show

President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, undoubtedly the most popular and divisive leader in modern Turkish history, has already ruled the country longer than Atatürk, the founder...

July 2, 2018 1:19 pm
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What Turkey’s New Islamist-Nationalist Alliance Means for the World

Four decades after they emerged as marginal parties in the 1970s, Turkey’s militant Islamists and ultra-nationalists won a combined 53.6% of the national vote and...

June 18, 2018 9:02 am
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Turkey Holds ‘Elections’ Again

On June 24, Turkey will hold its sixth election in four years. The Turks will choose between augmenting what is practically one-man rule based on...

April 30, 2018 9:41 am
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Turkey’s Erdogan vs. the Free Press

First the good news: Turkey, which is already the worst jailer of journalists in the world, may no longer need to put newsmen and women...

March 23, 2018 4:18 pm
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Turkey Wages a Personal War in Syria

In a rather theatrical show, the fall of the city of Afrin -- a Kurdish enclave in northwestern Syria -- after two months of battle between Turkish...

February 15, 2018 8:51 am
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Turkey and Iran’s Skin-Deep Friendship

After having fought several inconclusive wars, the Ottoman Turks and the Safavid Persians decided -- in 1639 -- to embrace a new code of conduct that would last for...

Culture

American Actress Marilyn Monroe’s Personal Jewish Prayer Book Up for Auction

JNS.org - A Jewish prayer book that belonged to American actress Marilyn Monroe has...

‘Observance’: A Touching, Relevant Play About Modern Judaism

Tracey Goldblum wants her daughter to stop smoking marijuana, practice safe sex, and avoid punching men in the face. Her...

Features

The Man Who Chose Israel

I am the CEO of the Israel Scholarship Education Foundation. This organization, founded in 1977, helps young people in Israel’s...

Report: Hezbollah Hacked Into Mobile Devices Worldwide

Hezbollah hackers used "catfishing" techniques on social media to infiltrate mobile devices worldwide, according to a release from the Czech...

UCI Preparing to Refer Anti-Israel Disrupters to Prosecution

Campus police at University of California, Irvine will in the near future refer anti-Israel disruptors of a May 3, 2018...

World

Two Academic Groups Urge University of Michigan to Reconsider Sanctions Aga...

Two leading academic groups called on the University of Michigan to withhold from sanctioning instructors who refused to write letters of...

Israel

10,000 Palestinians Riot on Gaza Border, but Major Violent Escalation Avoid...

Several dozen Palestinians were injured in riots on Israel-Gaza Strip border on Friday, but it appeared a potential major escalation of...

Middle East

Report: Iran Boosting Shipments of Advanced Weaponry to Hezbollah in Lebano...

Iran has been increasing its shipments of advanced weaponry to its Lebanon-based Shi’a terror proxy Hezbollah, Fox News reported on...

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